Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Flyers Edge Rangers in Overtime

As the season is winding down, the Flyers continue to play solid hockey at just the right time. They won their 4th straight game tonight, 2-1 over the Rangers in overtime. The win helps the Flyers to stay ahead of Boston and in the 7th seed, and pulls them to within one point of the Rangers for the 6th seed in the East.

The story of the game, once again, was the play of Martin Biron. Biron was sharp all night, making numerous big saves to keep the Flyers in the game. The Rangers scored early on a Jaromir Jagr goal, and then Biron shut the door for the rest of the game. The Flyers offense looked stagnant throughout, until Danny Briere and Vinny Prospal showed some of their brilliant chemistry on a sweet give-and-go goal to force overtime. The Flyers completely dominated the play in overtime, getting several chances until Jason Smith fed Mike Richards up ice, and Richards slid the puck past Henrik Lundqvist for the game winner.

The Flyers have started their tough final stretch off on the right foot, winning the first three of their final eight games against Atlantic Division foes. Of course, the Flyers still have four more games against the two best teams in the Atlantic, the Devils and the Penguins. If they can continue their solid play, the playoffs are a certainty, with the 6th seed an outside possibility.

Highlights of the game, via ComcastSportsNet:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We want that #6 seed so we play would likely play Carolina first instead of one of the top 2 seeds who have owned us-Bob in Jamison

EnriqueFed said...

Agreed, that number 6 seed is coveted. There is a huge difference between Carolina and Montreal/Pittsburgh. It's just too bad the Rangers got a point in tonight's game